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's going on down at ft. hood with major nadal hassan. he is saying he is a radical islamist, he wanted to kill americans, and the judge is denying certain evidence because she felt it was too old and for -- we're almost four years on that and a year on the benghazi and we still haven't figured it out and the administration is sending a signal that is confusing anybody who understands what's going on in the global war on terror. it's confusing me and i know exactly where we ought to be going. >> general, is it possible that the people who are really confused are the leaders of this president's national security team, perhaps this president himself, when they are supporting the muslim brotherhood, which has acted exactly counter to u.s. interests when it comes to the government and the policies of egypt? general, this is a president who is acting as though he is supportive and clearly so of the muslim brotherhood and radical islamists and my lord, when you bring up the nadal hassan, this man is not a terrorist in the eyes of this administration, but rather he perpetrated workplace violen
of the death penalty. >> but a death sentence gives hassan what he wants. he has already told mention health evaluators he wanted to become a martyr and his court martial defense reflected it. hasan acted as his own lawyer admitting to the crimes in his opening statements. some survivors are con floithd which sentence brings a greater sense of justice: the death penalty or life behind bars. to reach a death sentence, the jury vote must be unanimous and it would immediately trigger a series of automatic appeals that could drag on for years. >> if there is a vote against the death penalty, it's not necessarily going to be a reflection that they think the crime was somehow mitigated. i think it will because one or two members simply decides that it would be a more appropriate penalty for nadal hasan to spend the rest of his life under army custody at fort levenworth in a wheelchair and i think that's a possibility. >> the u.s. has not executed a military service member since 1961. currently, five u.s. soldiers sit on death row. one has been there for 25 years. ultimately, the president must si
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